Sailors from USS Lassen Participate in Thailand Flood Relief Assistance

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Sailors from USS Lassen Participate in Thailand Flood Relief Assistance Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: sailors View post tag: Thailand Sailors from USS Lassen Participate in Thailand Flood Relief Assistance View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS Share this article View post tag: participate View post tag: Flood View post tag: Navy View post tag: Relief November 23, 2011 Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) moored at Laem Chabang, Thailand Nov. 16, to provide flood relief assistance at the National Blood Center at the Thai Red Cross Central Distribution Center in Bangkok.Approximately 40 Sailors helped load more than 6,000 supplies onto trucks that would be distributed throughout the areas affected by the floods.The supplies donated to the Thai Red Cross Society were from various local and international communities and organizationsCryptologic Technician (Technical) 2nd Class Casey Brown said volunteering for the event was only natural, considering the U.S. and Thailand frequently work together during exercises such as Cobra Gold.“I think us being here shows our support for the government and people of Thailand,” he said. “We’re always willing to help when it’s needed.”Fire Controlman 1st Class Justin Baudier said he could relate to the pain the flood victims are going through, as a native of New Orleans, he understands the struggles the victims were enduring. “It can take a long time to recover from something like this,” he said. “That’s the main reason I decided to volunteer today.”In addition to helping with supplies, a few Sailors decided to take volunteering a step further by donating blood during a blood drive.Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Joseph Johnson said although he had never donated blood before, he volunteered to do it because it was the right thing.“People need it,” he said. “It’s all about answering the call of duty in their time of need.”Several workers at the center, including the assistant head nurse for the Red Cross, Wallapa Suksirimuch, said they were thankful for all the help the Sailors provided.“We appreciate all their hard work today,” she said. “Many blessings to them.”Lassen Command Master Chief Jason Haka told Sailors he was proud of the hard work and long hours they provided during the event.“Herculean job,” he said. “Great work. Great work.”The U.S. Pacific Command continues to monitor the flooding in Thailand and is working closely with the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, USAID, and the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance to determine if and how it can best support the government of Thailand and its people.Lassen is assigned to Destroyer Squadron 15 and is currently participating in disaster relief efforts in Thailand.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 23, 2011; View post tag: Assistance View post tag: Lassenlast_img read more

Balram five-member team for GMR&SC Endurance meet

first_imgBALRAM Auto Mechanics has organised a five-member team for this weekend’s Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) Endurance meet 2017.According to team leader Balram Ramdeo, the team will send two Toyota Starlets, one Toyota 212, one Toyota Corolla and one Honda Civic.According to Ramdeo, “We are attempting to pick up some more silverware to end the year on a high. We are going to be competing in several categories on Sunday.”“We’ve got several good drivers lined up for the weekend and there are a lot of guys who we are going to be up against us as well so we want to make the strongest impression,” he added.Meanwhile the club has indicated that all systems are in place for the race meet Sunday with all the relevant safety requirements covered.Apart from the usual two-hour event, there will be five-lap races around the small track to ensure that persons get a full day of activities.The three classes that are up for contention in the two-hour long drive are the 1500cc class, 1600cc – 2000cc class and the over 2000cc unlimited division.The event begins at 13:00hrslast_img read more